Google Introduces Instant Apps for Games, Branding It as Google Play Instant

Android P Will Block Apps Built for Android 4.1 or Lower: Report

The Android OS and Google Play connect millions of consumers to new mobile games every year. Google is now letting users play a select few titles, without having to download/purchase it.

Last week, Google's cloud division released a service for developers to set up fast connections between players across the world. Just tap the "Install now!" button to install the game. For starters, the available stable of games at the outset consists of only six; Clash Royale, Words With Friends 2, Solitaire, Bubble Witch Saga 3, Mighty Battles, and Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire.

The results can be pretty impressive. While you are testing out the game, an "Install" button stays on the screen, just daring for you to click on it so that you can download and install the game. Indeed, many users actually install a game and then never open it. We're thrilled to announce that instant apps is now available for games. Several of which you may have already seen on VRFocus today and more of which can no doubt be expected throughout the week ahead. In short, it takes a lot to run an Instant Game properly which is the reason we won't be going over it all in this article. Now the games selection is limited, featuring just a handful of games as the service is now in Beta mode for developers.

Android P, the next version of Google's mobile operating system, will seemingly block apps built for Android 4.1 and lower. The app originally was Android's answer to the iOS Game Center, with a focus on achievements, matchmaking and playing games with friends, but now it's been redesigned with a bigger focus on curated content and discovery features. We'll also show you news and YouTube videos related to your favorite games to help you boost your skills and become a game master.

Kochikar said a Google engineering director plans to meet developers at this week's conference to brainstorm uses for machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence that enables data analysis and prediction.

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